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by kbh75
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tooth moves daily
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: Tooth moves daily

Thank you both for your honest responses! Good info.

I was also surprised about only wearing at night. I may contact my ortho.
by kbh75
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tooth moves daily
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Tooth moves daily

Hello everyone. After 2.5 years in braces I finally had them removed about two weeks ago due to some "mild" reabsorbtion that my ortho has told me not to worry about. They were ready to come off anyway. He gave me clear retainers and told me to wear them at night which I do. My issue is one tooth mo...
by kbh75
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Swallowed bite block
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Swallowed bite block

Anybody ever swallowed a bite block? I keep popping mine off no matter what I eat. They are made of a tooth like glue. This time I didn't realize it had come off and swallowed it. Should I be concerned?
by kbh75
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Skin reaction to braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 3664

Re: Skin reaction to braces?

Thanks. I have the damon self ligation braces. Clears on the front 6 and metal on all others. I don't have any bands or anything in my mouth currently. I wonder of the clear ones contain latex.
by kbh75
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Skin reaction to braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 3664

Re: Skin reaction to braces?

Thank you. The steroids helped temporarily but the rash never fully went away and is now back. I am scheduled to see a dermatologist on Friday. I really hope it isn't the braces. That is a lot of money to lose if I have to have them removed. :(
by kbh75
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Skin reaction to braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 3664

Re: Skin reaction to braces?

Haven't figured it out but the doctor feels pretty confidant it isn't the braces. Since I don't have any issues with my mouth. Got a nice steroid shot and a steroid pack. Joy.
by kbh75
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: when did you realize you wanted to get your smile fixed?
Replies: 31
Views: 2638

Re: when did you realize you wanted to get your smile fixed?

Since I was a kid. One of my top teeth came in behind a baby tooth. For some reason neither the dentist nor my parents thought the baby tooth needed to be pulled. This one tooth is my main problem but I also have an overbite. My parents took me to an ortho as a teen but as soon as they heard the cos...
by kbh75
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: It gets worse before it gets better right?
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: It gets worse before it gets better right?

I am dealing with coil springs also. Mine is on the top right and I hate to talk because I am embarrassed by it. I have one tooth that is behind and doesn't have a bracket on it yet. Hopefully my teeth will have made room for it in 8 weeks and I can get it removed and get the bracket! Hang in there!...
by kbh75
Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Skin reaction to braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 3664

Re: Skin reaction to braces?

Thank you. I will call my doctor. I don't have any problems with my mouth which is why I am hesitant to think it's the braces. But it is certainly worth checking on.
by kbh75
Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting my braces tomorrow
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Getting my braces tomorrow

Well I only got the top brace on Monday. My ortho said that I seemed nervous and he wanted to focus on comfort until I got used to it. Honestly they have not hurt at all. I feel pressure but I can deal with that. I dread the bottom ones because he said I would need bite blocks and elastics. I worry ...
by kbh75
Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Skin reaction to braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 3664

Skin reaction to braces?

Has anyone ever experienced a body rash from braces? I got my top braces on Monday. I have had a rash develop all over my body and I am trying to figure out the cause. I can't think of anything I have done differently. My mouth is fine - no sores or swelling.
by kbh75
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: White spots on teeth - just got braces.
Replies: 2
Views: 365

White spots on teeth - just got braces.

Hello. I just got my top braces yesterday. Won't get bottoms for a while. Today I noticed a white spot on one of my teeth just above the brace. I have never seen this before. Now I am freaking out. What is this?
by kbh75
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting my braces tomorrow
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Getting my braces tomorrow

Thank you! This makes me feel better! I know I will survive and doing this is in my best interest both physically and psychologically. I guess I am just nervous about the pain. If kids can deal with it so can I! Haha
by kbh75
Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root resorbtion
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Root resorbtion

I am assuming all is well since he told me I have strong roots but I will definitely ask about this again tomorrow when I go. Thank you all!
by kbh75
Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Those in late 30s or 40s - do you regret getting braces?
Replies: 17
Views: 7451

Re: Those in late 30s or 40s - do you regret getting braces?

Thanks for your replies! Looks like everyone feels like they made the right decision. I go tomorrow to get mine on. Yikes!